Only 25% of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) industry in Ireland is made up of women.  A.L.I. –  My Story aims to address one of the main contributing factors to the low numbers of women entering the technology industry; a lack of access to female role models in this field. The Ada Lovelace Initiative was launched by Verify Recruitment in August of  2015 to help change this imbalance. We are working with the technology community in Ireland to connect female professionals working in technology with Transition Year secondary school students for one hour once a year each to tell their story.

It has been a fantastic journey so far with The Ada Lovelace Initiative thanks to the technology community in Ireland. There are over 3000 pupils registered for a visit from an A.L.I. role model across the country. Thanks to the overwhelming response from technology professionals across Ireland, we now have role models from over 75 Irish technology companies signed up to help encourage these pupils.

VIDEO: The Ada Lovelace Initiative – What is A.L.I.? If you are hearing about The Ada Lovelace Initiative for the first time today, we have a short video here which will give you the lowdown on our new community initiative which will be reaching secondary schools nationwide this year.

If you would like to learn more about The Ada Lovelace Initiative, please visit our A.L.I page. We are looking for role models from every county, if you would like more information about visiting a school on our waiting list, please fill out our form here and we will be in touch shortly. On Twitter? Follow @VerifyCommunity for more community updates and tag us with #alimystory